Hybrid Airborne Laser Power System (HALPS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-15-M-0520
Agency Tracking Number: F151-012-1368
Amount: $149,976.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF151-012
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-08-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-05-26
Small Business Information
431A Hayden Station Road, Windsor, CT, 06095
DUNS: 610359684
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Smith
 (860) 688-6500
Business Contact
 William Davis
Phone: (860) 688-6500
Email: bdavis@infinityfuel.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: The proposed innovation is a Hybrid Airborne Laser Power System [HALPS] that uses a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell to charge a bank of batteries designed to power a megawatt class High Energy Laser [HEL]. The Infinity Fuel Cell Stack is based on Infinitys advanced Air Independent, Non Flow Through (NFT) fuel cell technology, in development for NASA and the US Navy, modified to meet the needs of an HEL-battery architecture. The capability to generate megawatts of air platform prime power for each shot and repeat shots as required is inherent in the HALPS system design when used to recharge high power batteries to drive a pulsed power weapons system.; BENEFIT: The continuation of Infinitys development of this technology will benefit applications requiring longer duration missions requiring higher energy density power sources. Commercially, these are Unmanned Aerial Vehicles [UAVs] and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles [UAVs]. The commercial space and the High Altitude Long Endurance [HALE] aircraft space are also candidates for the technology.

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